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UK's Iraq war inquiry delivers damning verdict on Blair

Jul 06, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Former British prime minister Tony Blair says however that he had acted in good faith and in what I believed to be the best interests of the country

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair leaves his home in London on July 6, 2016. The official inquiry into Britain's role in the Iraq war finally reports on Wednesday, seven years after it launched, with former prime minister Tony Blair expected to face severe criticism. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel Leal-Olivas

NBC News suspends Brian Williams for 6 months

Feb 11, 2015 - 9:08 AM

UPDATED NBC CEO Steve Burke: His actions are inexcusable and this suspension is severe and appropriate

NBC News Anchor Brian Williams exits the Memorial Service for the long time CBS News Anchor Walter Cronkite at Lincoln Center in New York, USA, 09 September, 2009. EPA/PETER FOLEY

Embattled Brian Williams takes himself off air

Feb 08, 2015 - 10:30 AM

UPDATED Williams: It has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news due to my actions

LEAVING? Embattled NBC News anchor Brian Williams, seen here moderating a 2012 presidential debate, temporarily leaves his nightly broadcast over questions on his credibility. Brian Blanco/File/EPA

Accusations mount against US anchor over war 'lie'

Feb 07, 2015 - 9:20 AM

A leaked memo says NBC has appointed a team to investigate the facts and help us make sense of all that has transpired

Brian Williams. Photo by Justin Stephens / © NBC Universal, Inc

US anchor Brian Williams recants Iraq helicopter story

Feb 05, 2015 - 12:00 PM

US news anchor Brian Williams admits that a story he has often repeated on air about coming under fire in a helicopter in Iraq in 2003 was not true

Brian Williams. Photo by Justin Stephens / © NBC Universal, Inc

Wounded Fil-Am war vet takes his place in history

Oct 10, 2014 - 7:19 PM

Joseph Bacani now a student at Columbia University is a far cry from his image embedded in the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial The Iraq War veteran is the only Filipino and Asian American in such national tribute

Pope calls on UN to do all it can to stop Iraq violence

Aug 13, 2014 - 9:01 PM

In a letter to UN chief Ban Ki moon the pope issues an urgent appeal to the international community to take action to end the humanitarian tragedy now under way

STOP VIOLENCE. Pope Francis has called on UN to do all they can to stop the "systematic violence" in Iraq. Photo from EPA

US jets strike jihadists in Iraq

Aug 08, 2014 - 9:14 PM

UPDATED Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby says US forces bombed the jihadists after artillery fire against Kurdish regional government forces defending their capital Arbil

Iraq prostitutes slain amid culture of fear and secrecy

Jul 13, 2014 - 9:35 PM

Hatred for prostitutes may be one of the few things Shiite and Sunni extremists have in common

Shiite fighters parade as militants take Iraq border town

Jun 21, 2014 - 11:37 PM

Meanwhile Washington readies a new diplomatic bid to unite Iraq s fractious leaders and repel insurgents whose lightning offensive has displaced hundreds of thousands

Southeast Asian recruits join jihadist ISIS

Jun 19, 2014 - 12:06 PM

Intelligence sources estimate about 200 Australians 50 Indonesians 20 Malaysians at least 1 Filipino 1 Singaporean have gone to fight the jihad in Syria

Iraq marks a decade since the fall of Baghdad

Apr 09, 2013 - 12:02 PM

The fall of the capital is a far more emotive day in Iraq than the anniversary of the invasion itself weeks earlier

The stone pillar that was holding the statue of late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein which was pulled down on April 9, 2003 after US troops moved into Baghdad, is seen on Fardous (paradise) Square on February 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO/PATRICK BAZ

April 9, 2003: A statue, a bridge, and a city, fall

Apr 09, 2013 - 7:49 AM

Ten years after the statue of Saddam Hussein was famously toppled in Baghdad Agence France Presse s Ezzedine Said recalls the events of the historic day

The stone pillar that was holding the statue of late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein which was pulled down on April 9, 2003 after US troops moved into Baghdad, is seen on Fardous (paradise) Square on February 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO/PATRICK BAZ

Ten years on, a long road ahead for Iraq war memorial

Mar 18, 2013 - 10:42 PM

It is important that you have a reminder of the human cost of war in the capital

112,000 civilians dead in a decade in Iraq: report

Mar 17, 2013 - 3:06 PM

At least 112 000 civilians were killed in the 10 years since the US led 2003 invasion of Iraq that ousted Saddam Hussein a new report said

Iraq war killed 120,000, cost $800-B

Mar 15, 2013 - 9:04 AM

A study says the money could have been spent on programs to improve health

Blair could have prevented Iraq war: Annan

Sep 29, 2012 - 8:29 AM

Former British prime minister Tony Blair was the only person capable of turning George Bush against the 2003 Iraq invasion ex United Nations chief Kofi Annan claims